Sunday, February 14, 2010

My weekend accomplishment

…included nothing sewing related.

It turned out to be a family weekend. My quilting finishes will have to wait. Instead, today, I tried to channel Bakerella. I think, however, she had better things to do with her own family than to lend me a psychic hand.

I’ve been watching and following Bakerella’s site for a while now, loving the creativity and cuteness and how perfect it all looked but knowing it would be messy and annoying for me to make so I refrained. Still, the kids liked her ideas too and I wanted to do something different and fun.

It tasted pretty good and very sweet. One is enough for a while so have others around to serve these to. Mine is particularly sweet due to my frosting combination. I am sure the original recipe on Bakerella’s website is not nearly as sweet.

First, Bakerella recommends using regular cake mix and cream cheese frosting. I used lemon cake mix and a homemade frosting (8 tablespoons butter, 4 cups powdered sugar, 8 tablespoons orange juice). The frosting made this as sweet as it was and as moist. Next time I think I’ll cut back and not use all the frosting because it was almost too moist. I made the cake, let it cool, then crumbled it and mixed it and the frosting. Then rolled out small balls of cake and let them set in the freezer for a couple hours. After that, I melted some chocolate.

and coated the cake balls. Then I added candy hearts.

They were looking a bit wonky.

Here’s a hint, make sure that chocolate doesn’t start getting hard (and it does do that really quick!)

Now they are set and I’m trimming the excess chocolate to help make them look better.

Stacked them up for a nice picture and served to the kids.

YUM!!! (Even if it was just as messy and annoying -for this slightly OCD person when it comes to getting sticky fingers- to make.)

Oh yeah, I also made fudge for the hubby cause, well, he likes my fudge!


Quilting in My Pyjamas said...
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Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

I’ll have another crack without so many typos this time.

Congratulations on your baking weekend. Your treats look delicious. We dont really do V day so my people got nothing like that.

At the moment I am disliking you intensely for posting the link to Bakerella.

I took a quick whiz over there and already want to make about 10 of the super fattening , really-bad-for-you-things I saw.

I'm going to share the love and I'm going to send that link to my skinnier-than-me-sister just to be evil.